I'm based out of Stuttgart in the south-west of Germany and started to work for Pivotal as a Platform Architect in 2019. As a consequence of the Pivotal acquisition, I was in the role of a Specialist Solution Engineer for VMware Tanzu for Globals, Public and Enterprise customers until October 2021. Since then, I'm in the role of the first VMware Tanzu Specialist SE for Developer Experience in EMEA with a focus on VMware Tanzu Application Platform and our commercial Spring products. In this role, I'm responsible for educating customers on the value, vision, and strategy of these products, and ensuring that they succeed by working closely on different levels of abstractions of modern applications and modern infrastructure. An essential part of my role is also continuously learning through experimenting hands-on with new tools and sharing the outcomes with my colleagues, the customers, and the community, and evangelizing to communities via e.g. social media, articles, and conferences. Before I joined Pivotal and VMware, I worked for more than seven years for consulting firms in the automotive industry as a software architect and full-stack developer on projects for customer-facing products.